QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
LOCKYER VALLEY TURF CLUB – GATTON – FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2018
WEATHER – FINE
RAIL – TRUE
TRACK RATING – SOFT 5
GOOD 4 (RETROSPECTIVE AFTER RACE 1)
Chairman of Stewards – R. Hitchener
Stewards – I. Brown, E. Barron, E. Hodges
Clerk of Scales – J. Robinson
Judge – S. Fahey
Veterinarian – Dr. A. Murdoch
Starter – K. Watson
Jockeys Advocate – B. Saunders
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
As jockey P. Hammersley was not riding at the meeting today due to injury, riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
As jockey Andrew Spinks was stood down from his remaining engagements following a fall in Race 3 today, riding replacements were made in Races 5, 6, and 8 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: ROCK TRADE INDUSTRIES MAIDEN H’CAP – 860M
The start of this race was delayed when PRETTY RICKY broke through the front of the barriers before being quickly restrained. After returning to the barriers, the horse underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
PRETTY RICKY – Raced wide without cover throughout.
GRAND BACHELOR – Slow to begin.
NABOOMBU – Had a tendency to lay out throughout. Apprentice B. Nothdurft was fined $200 under AR. 137(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the end of the race. In determining penalty, Stewards, could not be satisfied that Apprentice Nothdurft’s actions had a material effect on the final placings.
FAIRMONT – Slow to begin.
STASH THE SILVER – Raced wide without cover throughout.
REMEMBER BELLA – Slow to begin.
Following the running of this race the track was upgraded to a Good 4, retrospective to include Race 1.
Race 2: LOCKYER VALLEY PAINTING (JASON DIETE 0427031470)
COMESIDICE – When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly improved performance of the gelding, the Trainers’ representative advised that prior to its last start, the gelding’s form was, in his opinion, satisfactory. He added that they had expected a forward showing at the gelding’s most recent start at Cunnamulla, however following a disappointing performance on that occasion they elected to freshen the horse up. He went on to say that the gelding’s work leading up to today’s race had, in his opinion, suggested a forward showing today. Stewards noted the explanation.
PROSSIMITA – Laid in for the majority.
APPLAUSE A STAR – Raced wide throughout.
PURE WHISPER – Slow to begin.
CLOSE ENOUGH – Raced wide throughout.
LA RANA TORO – Slow to begin.
MAN OVERBOARD – Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 3: VANDERFIELD JOHN DEERE GATTON BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1100M
The start of this race was delayed when SEQUABLUR dislodged its rider during the preliminary and galloped a considerable distance before being recaptured. The horse was declared a late scratching at 1:02pm on veterinary advice. Following the event, Stewards ordered that all monies invested on SEQUABLUR be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers:
13 cents in the dollar for the win #4
18 cents in the dollar for place of winner #4
21 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #5
14 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #2
WILLOWBROOK WONDER – After changing stride, became awkward in its action of its own accord near the 900m and fell. Jockey Andrew Spinks was examined by Queensland Ambulance Officers and stood down from his remaining engagements. Jockey Spinks was advised that he will require a medical clearance, including a satisfactory after injury concussion test, prior to riding again. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed no apparent abnormalities. Trainer Mr. M. Lakey was advised that the mare will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to its next race start.
OVERGROWN – Severely inconvenienced near the 900m when avoiding the fallen horse.
COOLMUNDA – Forced wider on the track near the 900m when taking evasive action from the riderless horse.
SOLID ASSET – Forced wider on the track near the 900m when taking evasive action from the riderless horse. Jockey N. Thomas’ saddle slipped to the offside near the 500m and, as a result, he was placed at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race and eased his mount up over the concluding stages.
SNOOPER – Slow to begin. Severely inconvenienced and lost considerable ground when avoiding the fallen horse and its rider. The horse was then eased out of the race by its rider and took no competitive part in the event.
SONADOR FIRE – Declared a late scratching at 7.40am due to a dual engagement in Race 8 today.
Following the running of this race, the Stewards and a delegation of senior riders conducted an inspection of the track near the 900m. Following this inspection, the delegation of riders unanimously agreed with the opinion of the Stewards that the track was safe as there were no apparent issues with the racing surface. On this basis, the decision was made to proceed with the meeting.
Race 4: OZ LAV PLUMBING BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1100M
DAVE’S VALOR – Trainer Mr. D. Hansen will be advised that he has been fined $100 for the late declaration of App. T. Williams as rider.
BABY MERLIN – Raced 4 wide without cover for the majority.
MALCRIADO – Raced 3 wide with cover for the majority.
NAMO KEKENI – Jockey S. Bogenhuber could offer no explanation for the poor performance of the mare which, in her opinion, felt somewhat flat today. Trainer Mr. B. Currie advised that in light of today’s performance he will now consider sending the mare for a spell.
RICH TRADITION – Raced 3 wide with cover for the majority.
Race 5: MCNEIL FARMS MAIDEN H’CAP – 1100M
CRAFTY SPIRIT – Bumped heavily shortly after the start.
GENOA – Slow to begin.
ROYAL GEORGE – Slow to begin.
CORKONIAN – Trainer’s representative Mr. N. Hahn was advised that Trainer Mr. M. Nolan has been fined $100 for the late declaration of E. Ljung as rider.
BONDAGE – Trainer Mr. K. Kemp was fined $200 for the late gear change of tongue-tie on.
FORTUNATE DECREE – Bumped heavily shortly after the start.
Race 6: BEST EMPLOYMENT GATTON BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1600M
HINCHINSTYLE – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
HESSIAN – Bumped shortly after the start. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which performed disappointingly, revealed a superficial injury to its left hind cannon.
BY THE LAW – Commenced to lay out near the 1200m and was steadied to avoid the heels of another runner.
OUR GRACIOUS DANE – Bumped shortly after the start and lost ground. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
PATRIOTIC ROSE – Declared a late scratching at 8.15am on veterinary advice. Trainer Mr. D Hansen will be advised that he will be required to obtain a veterinary certificate for the mare prior to its next race start.
TIME TO SAIL – Declared a late scratching at 2.07pm on veterinary advice.
WICKED QUEEN – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in its off-fore leg. The trainer was advised that he will be required to obtain a veterinary certificate for the mare prior to its next race start.
SILENT FLYER – Raced 3 wide for the majority.
Race 7: MEMORIAL RACEDAY THURSDAY 22 NOV CANNONBALL SERIES HEAT – BENCHMARK 75 H’CAP – 860M
ISIS MAGIC – Raced in restricted room near the 400m.
PUZZLING WONDER – Appeared to slip near the 500m, and almost fell.
TEEROYS TRIBUTE – Raced in restricted room near the 400m.
VICEMAN – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
DESTIVA – Appeared to slip near the 400m, became unbalanced and shifted in tightening other runners.
POLAR BLITZ – Raced wide with cover throughout. Appeared to slip near the 500m and became awkward.
Following the running of this race, Stewards interviewed all riders in Race 8 in relation to their concerns with the racing surface following a number of runners appearing to slip during Race 7. After reviewing the patrol footage it was the unanimous decision of the Stewards and riders that to proceed with the running of Race 8 could compromise the safety and welfare of the riders and horses in that race. Stewards therefore determined that the final race be abandoned. Queensland Racing advised that the Abandoned Race Compensation Policy will apply.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. App. B. Nothdurft – $200 – fail to ride mount to end of race – AR. 137(b)
Race 4. Tnr. Mr. D. Hansen – $100 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race 5. Tnr. Mr. K. Kemp – $200 – fail to effect gear change by prescribed time – AR. 140B
Race 5. Tnr. Mr. M. Nolan – $100 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race day injuries/illness
Race 3. Jockey Andrew Spinks – dislodged from WILLOWBROOK WONDER – medical clearance and concussion test req’d.
P. Hammersley – medical clearance req’d.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 3. WILLOWBROOK WONDER – became awkward and fell – barrier trial to satisfaction of Stewards – AR. 8(t)
Race 6. PATRIOTIC ROSE – scratched on veterinary advice – vet certificate req’d – AR. 8(t)
Race 6. WICKED QUEEN – lame in off-foreleg – vet certificate req’d – AR. 8(t)
Race 3. WILLOBROOK WONDER – fell near the 900m.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. REMEMBER BELLA - Skye Bogenhuber
Race 4. DAVE’S VALOR - App. Taylor Williams
Race 5. GENOA - Josh Oliver
CORKONIAN - Emma Ljung
FORTUNATE DECREE - Laura Cheshire
Race 6. TIME TO SAIL - App. Taylor Marshall
WICKED QUEEN - Brad Stewart
Race 7. DESTIVA - Skye Bogenhuber
Race 8. JINX ’N’ DRINX - App. Jag Guthmann-Chester
FIRST WITNESS - App. Baylee Nothdurft
SCARLETT HUSSIE - Kenji Yoshida
SONADOR FIRE - Les Tilley
HUTCHO - Laura Cheshire
Race 3. SONADOR FIRE – 7.40am – dual acceptance
Race 6. PATRIOTIC ROSE – 8.15am – veterinary advice
Race 6. TIME TO SAIL – 2.07pm – veterinary advice
Published subject to correction upon revision